Linux Drinking Game

Fake News written by James Baughn on Thursday, October 8, 1998

from the having-fun-with-fud dept.

The Rules

With a group of friends, take turns reading articles about Linux from popular media sources (Ziff-Davis AnchorDesk is recommended) or postings on Usenet (try alt.fan.bill-gates). If the author says one of the things below, take the corresponding number of drinks. Continue until everyone involved is plastered.

Note: Humorix does not condone the consumption of mass quantities of alcohol. If you prefer, you can play this game with another beverage such as water. Just make sure you have a bathroom handy.

One drink
Take one drink if the author says...

  • Linux will never go mainstream
  • Any platform that can't run Microsoft Office [or some other Microsoft "solution"] sucks
  • Linux is hard to install
  • No one can make money from Linux
  • Linux tech support is lacking
  • No one ever got fired for choosing Microsoft
  • Linux has no central blue-chip company to hold liable when something goes wrong
  • Linux is for nerds
  • Linux doesn't have enough native software
  • Windows has more games than Linux, therefore Windows is better
  • NT is more secure/stable/powerful/whatever than Linux
  • Microsoft is an innovative company

Two drinks
Take two drinks if the author says...

  • Could you get fired for choosing Linux?
  • Unix and Linux come in multiple, incompatible flavors
  • I can't go down to the mall and buy shrink-wrapped Linux software, therefore Linux sucks
  • Any OS with a command line interface is primitive
  • Microsoft will be around until the end of time... who knows what will happen to Linux?
  • Freeware sucks
  • Linux was created by a bunch of snot-nosed 14 year old hackers with acne and no life
  • Security through obscurity is the way to go
  • NT is the future of enterprise computing
Drain it
Drink the contents of your container if the author says...

  • Linus and Unix are 70s technology while NT is 90s technology
  • Nobody can beat Microsoft... why bother trying?
  • I predicted Linux' mainstream acceptance several years ago [only applies to Jesse Berst columns]
  • All Linux software must be released under the GPL
  • Linux is a great piece of shareware

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